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  Are you interested in systems like strip tillage, but are unsure if reduced tillage actually has much of an impact on soil and its erosion potential? Do you currently practice reduced tillage and would like to see what is going on at and below the surface of your soil? Do you advise farmers and...
  As part of its commitment to strengthening rural communities, Blandin Foundation is once again making its Blandin Community Leadership Program (BCLP) available to residents from the Luverne area. This is the fourth time BCLP training has been available for the Luverne area. Examples of how BCLP...
Brandon Lee Honermann
A Luverne man is facing sexual assault charges for his alleged involvement with a minor child younger than 13. Brandon Lee Honermann, 21, Luverne, was arrested May 30 after it came to the attention of local authorities that he may have been molesting a young girl. The criminal complaint, filed...
In a special meeting Wednesday night, May 27, the Hardwick City Council voted to submit an offer to the county for tax-forfeited property located within city limits. The property at 105 N. Ross St. was once the site of a two-story single-family residence. The uninhabitable structure was demolished...
The Hills-Beaver Creek School Board voted not to participate in another three-year Flexible Learning Year Initiative. The action, which will go into effect with the 2016-17 school year, was taken at the H-BC board meeting Tuesday, May 26. Discussion at the meeting focused on the driving force...
A new kind of live outdoor music will be offered at this year’s Buffalo Days celebration in Luverne. “Rock on the River” will showcase the Everett Smithson Band under a tent at Redbird Field from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 6. The band is known throughout the Midwest for playing Zydeco, or...
Martha Bakken grew up on a farm several miles southwest of Luverne and attended a one-room school in District 13 in Rock County. She attended high school in Luverne, staying “in town” during the week and going home on weekends. She is pictured here for her high school graduation photograph in 1929.
  Martha Ingeborg Lunde Bakken, the oldest known resident in Rock County, died Thursday, May 28, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls at the age of 104 years and 16 days. Martha was born to Nels and Emma (Rossum) Lunde in Luverne Township May 12,1911, and was a lifelong resident of Rock County.  ...
MPCA Assistant Commissioner Rebecca Flood is pictured with Alan Lais of the city of Luverne’s water and wastewater department.
  The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently recognized Alan Lais from the city of Luverne for maintaining a perfect compliance record with the city’s wastewater treatment permit during 2014. This year the city of Luverne wastewater treatment facility was among 116 wastewater facilities...
Several Thrivent "Action Teams" placed Christian crosses on 29 graves of deceased ordained clergy in Rock County cemeteries for Memorial Day. One team was Carlene and (pictured) Larry Boll and Anika and Gavyn Boll. Others placing flags include Doug Boeve, Carol Broesder and Pastor Gary and Sharyn...
Summer officially begins in Luverne next weekend with the 31st annual Buffalo Days Celebration June 5-7. Mark your calendars with weekend activities for the family.   Friday, June 5 •6 to 10 p.m. Buffalo Days Cruise-In on Main Street downtown Luverne. Registration is free. All vehicles welcome with...

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